Companies would not need to patent the reaction in order to get coverage of their approach. There is plenty of invention in the application of the basic concepts to working products. No one holds the fundamental patent for a "stored program computer"…
It says "The full final report (169 pages) to NEDO is written in Japanese." Maybe Jed can translate it for us and we can then figure out the COP.
Very impressive. With 120g samples, they sustained 10-24W excess for a month at 300C. Results were confirmed at two different labs.
If it scales, that works out to 83-200 W/Kg.
At 200 W/Kg, a 100 Kg pack (replacing a battery) would deliver up to 20…
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